Roy Burrowes

Roy Burrowes, also known as Roy Burrows, was born February 18, 1930 in Kingston (Jamaica), and died December 2, 1998 in London. He was an American jazz trumpet and flugelhorn player. Roy Burrowes, originally from Jamaica, began his career in 1960s America in the Duke Ellington Orchestra. He can be heard on albums like In The Uncommon Market (1962), Featuring Paul Gonsalves (1962) and The Great Paris Concert (1963). In 1965, he worked on Clifford Jordan Leadbelly’s These are My Roots album. He also collaborated with Jordan on Reggae Au Go Jazz, which was released by the legendary Studio One. He was well-known for his involvement in the band of Archie Shepp in the 1970s. He was also on the albums Things Have Got Change (1971), Attica Blues (1972), and There’s a Trumpet in My Soul to hear (1975). The last production that he authored with Beaver Harris was “Down in Brazil”. He was a member of Walter Davis Company in 1979 with Johnny Dyani, Clifford Jarvis and (Blues Walk ). 1980 saw the release of their first album under his name, Burrowes. It was a live recording in Paris that he and Mal Waldron lead ( live at leno). There are no recordings of Roy prior to Burowes. – Source: Wikipedia

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